The J. Paul Getty Museum

Fountain, Constantinople

Object Details

Title:

Fountain, Constantinople

Artist/Maker:

James Robertson (English, 1813 - 1888)

Culture:

English

Place:

Constantinople, Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey (Place Created)

Date:

1855–1856

Medium:

Salted paper print

Object Number:

84.XA.619.73

Dimensions:

29 × 26 cm (11 7/16 × 10 1/4 in.)

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Object Description

View of the Fountain of Ahmed III at the Imperial Gate of the Topkapı Palace, with the gate itself visible in the background. The intricately carved corner wall of the public fountain features window lattices that are composed of geometric patterns. Also visible in the foreground are a number of people dressed in traditional garments, engaging in various activities, and two wicker baskets.